The Perfect Martini isn’t “perfect” in the sense of being flawless, but rather in its balanced composition. Similar to the Perfect Manhattan, this Martini calls for equal parts dry and sweet vermouth instead of the typical dry vermouth in most Martinis. It is essentially a type of Reverse Martini, containing more vermouth than gin.
It’s an uncommon recipe which owes its revival to the team behind Brooklyn’s historic Gage & Tollner restaurant, who chose to only list cocktails that were off the restaurant’s original menu. The Perfect Martini is described as being incredibly food-friendly, pairing well with both steak and seafood alike.
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